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Rushing though lunch in Prague, Czech Republic

I am a slow eater. All my friends know this, so they are very patient when I take more time than they do during meals. I hate being rushed to eat. In fact if I am told I am only given 15 minutes to eat (for example, during a break for a tour, a meeting, or anything similar), I prefer not to eat at all. I would rather suffer in hunger than rush through any kind of meal.
This afternoon though, I was left with no choice. Because I only had a few days in Prague, and for the most part I was busy with the conference I was there for, I had to make time for a meal that wasn’t part of the summit.
On my last day, before heading off to the airport, I went with Maribel (from ABS-CBN Middle East), to see some sights in Prague before our afternoon flights. Our sightseeing and souvenir-shopping took longer than we thought so we had little time left for lunch, which we both wanted to have before flying to our respective destinations.
Under time pressure, we chose whatever was already open for lunch …

PH food takes the spotlight at Madrid food congress

(I'm copying and pasting here the story that I wrote for abs-cbnnews.com, and here is the link to the actual story.)

MADRID, Spain -- Food experts from various parts of the world are predicting that Philippine cuisine will be the next big food trend and is set to conquer the world in 2017. It’s still too early in the year to see if this will come to fruition, but Filipino food certainly got some international exposure and appreciation at the Madrid Fusion food congress held recently in Madrid, Spain.

Madrid Fusion is one of the most important gastronomic events in the world, held every year in Madrid since 2003. It brings together top chefs from all over Spain and the rest of the world. Representatives of different countries and companies set up booths for people to sample their wares. This is the third year that the Philippines has sent a team to participate in the congress. The Department of Tourism, in cooperation with Philippine chefs, set up a booth where participants could sam…